As part of its recent expansion into Puerto Rico, Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is excited to announce that all of our online educational materials will soon be available in Spanish.
In partnership with San Jorge Children’s Hospital in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Chemo Duck will make all of its website literature, including printable activity books and guides, available in Spanish.
“We’ll be able to reach so many more children in our country,” says Lu Sipos. “Expanding into other countries is wonderful, and being able to serve the Hispanic community in the U.S. is amazing. This means that even if a Spanish-speaking hospital or group across the world can’t access Chemo Ducks, they can still benefit from our printable materials.”
Spearheaded by Urania Dominguez of San Jorge Children’s Hospital in Santurce, Puerto Rico, the Spanish translations are a huge step toward reaching the Latino population. Dominguez organized the translations in exchange for Chemo Ducks for San Jorge patients.
“Healing happens faster when a child is happy and fun is part of his or her daily life during hospitalization,” says Dominguez. “The medical jargon and long hospital stays may confuse kids and make them sad; Chemo Ducks will be a wonderful tool for educating and giving our kids in the oncology unit a companion to help them through difficult and confusing times.”